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Offline Brad franklin

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Re: wanted to clear up a subject
« Reply #30 on: January 19, 2015, 11:02:31 AM »
I only practice copperplate styles in my Rhodia pad, and my Rhodia is the graph paper style one, the lines are spaced 5mm apart. For broad pen I line up cartridge paper... and if I am just practicing then I use a 7mm x height... 5mm if I'm up for a challenge.

The UK has measurement confusion. Clothes still come in inches... and yes, pints in pubs.
When it's cold I use centigrade and when it's hot I use Fahrenheit. Perfect logic.
Oh I see , I was thinking the lined ones (sorry). I do not have the graph ones.

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Re: wanted to clear up a subject
« Reply #31 on: January 19, 2015, 01:04:38 PM »
This is a fun post, thanks Brad!! Canada has also become a melting pot of the metric and imperial systems, despite officially being metric. I find for measuring larger things, we often prefer to say a 10x8-foot room (I don't think I'd even have a good gauge of room size if someone were to tell me room size in metric), but as a microscopist, I much prefer the metric system for small scale things (microns are my friend when measuring cells and their structures. I can't even imagine trying to express them in inches). When it comes to calligraphy, mm x-heights definitely seem to be the most least with calligraphy, we are dealing with primarily length and that other forms of measurement don't come in to add the confusion! I feel bad for they can run into confusion with recipe conversions! Don't even get me started on the cup measurement. :)

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Re: wanted to clear up a subject
« Reply #32 on: January 19, 2015, 08:23:40 PM »
I'm such a hack, I don't even know what measurement I work at. Once I have my guidelines done, that's it.

America can't agree on much so I highly doubt the idea of every corporation, school, etc. changing their paper size will EVER happen. LOL!
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